Wight Walks

Covid 19

In view of the current situation in England, our walk programme is on hold. At this point, we do not know when we will be able to resume organised walks. The walks below show what we would have been doing.

Full details of the programme are available to members. To join, email our membership secretary. See the Join page for details.

Note: before going on any of these walks please contact the walk leader to say you want to attend and confirm details. If this is your first walk you may email the membership secretary who will provide you with the walk leader’s contact details.

Waverley - trip on the last sea-going paddle steamer

Participation at all these events is at your own risk.

Most of the walks meet at 10:15 am to depart promptly at 10:30 am.

October 5 Saturday Isle of Wight Bembridge Beach Explorer [Ferry Linked for serious walkers] Meet 10.45
for 11.00 start
4-5 miles Pub lunch
Easy pace
Meet at Bembridge Windmill, then mostly along beach or coastal path so largely flat but gentle hill at end of walk. Nearest bus stop: Steyne Cross on No.8 bus from Ryde or Sandown. Please contact Stuart by 28 September especially to book meal at the Crab and Lobster and if coming from the mainland. Medium pace. Mainlanders can catch the 9:15 Wight Ryder from Portsmouth and train to Brading for a brisk 2 mile walk to Bembridge Windmill. Transport back to the ferry terminal will be provided.
October 19 Saturday Soberton to Newtown Meet 10:00
for 10:15 start
10 miles
Picnic lunch
Moderate pace
The walk neatly divides in to two sections, Soberton to Newtown and then the return via the Forest of Bere and disused railway track. With car sharing it would be possible to leave a car at Newtown and then drive back to the other car at Soberton for those only wanting to walk up to 5 miles. There is one moderate climb, leading to great 360' views over Hampshire. For the most part the walk is flat. Picnic lunch. A very good pub in Soberton for refreshments at the end of the walk.
Walk - Walk will be around Warblington with coastal views. For those who don’t want to do the 5 mile walk from Langstone, the village offers interesting shops and strolls for others just to take in the atmosphere, all gathering back at the pub for lunch at 13.00. Ruth Bridger will be leading a stroll up to the Stansted Park garden centre for a coffee – leaving the Harvester car park at 10:30. Meal will be at 13:00 – at The Staunton Arms Harvester, No 1 Whichers Gate Road, Rowlands Castle PO9 6BB. Rowlands Castle is accessible on the main London to Portsmouth Railway line.
December 21 Saturday IOW Christmas Meal plus planning meeting 1:00 pm Walk
3:00 pm planning
5:00 pm meal
Short walk dependent on weather